Her aim: to be smart about your money and live the best life you can - all in style, all within budget, and all without missing out on the bubbly.
“Be a Communist, a stamp collector, or a Ladies’ Aid worker if you must, but for heaven’s sake, be something.”
...to celebrate the books that are published and that are MidEast-inspired, I’m crowning 2020 the Year of the Middle East Reading Challenge (YMERC).
I've decided to end 2019 with a month of dark retellings!
Based more on Persian folklore, Whichwood tells the story of Layla, a mordeshoor who washes the dead and sends their spirits off to the next world. And by washing the dead, I mean that she washes the bodies in a tub, hangs them on a clothesline to dry, and then plucks a rose petal out of her mouth.
A captivatingly colorful and whimsical retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Furthermore pushes the boundaries of imaginative and intriguing.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
A grotesque reimagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alice takes you down the rabbit hole into something more violent and bloody than Carroll ever imagined.
An entertaining - if not long - foray into the Norse pantheon.
A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.